Rutgers women's soccer
Ashley Baran battles for the ball against Georgetown. (Photo by Michael J. Franco - JSN)

Rutgers women’s soccer kept scoreless in loss to No. 14 Georgetown

After a strong tie against Princeton last Thursday, the Rutgers women’s soccer team were looking to get back in the win column, but that just wasn't the case Monday afternoon. It was another rough outing for the Scarlet Knights, as they were unable to execute and get on the board against Georgetown. 

The game was tied 0-0 for the whole first half, thanks to Olivia Bodmer making three crucial saves. However, Georgetown was eventually able to get one by the redshirt freshman in the second half. Here’s one of Bodmer’s great saves from close range.

With 35:19 left in the second half, the Hoyas found the back of the net to get up on Rutgers 1-0. 

A good inside pass from Lenain Tatum and a nice nutmeg touch by Henley Tippins led to the score. Several Rutgers defenders were in the area, but no one seemed to be able to stop Tippins from getting to goal. Bodmer got a hand on the ball but the stop was too close in and too powerful to be deflected out. 

Less than two minutes later with 33:43 left, Georgetown struck again. 

Erika Harwood sent a nice ball inside the box to Allie Winstanley, who made a nice curl finish to the lower right side of the goal. Once again several Rutgers defenders were in the area, but couldn’t stop the defender from shooting or prevent the ball from crossing the goal line. 

Breaking it down

Rutgers was dominated in shots taken, but only unloaded one less shot on goal. The problem wasn’t necessarily opportunities for the Scarlet Knights, but rather they weren’t making the most of them. Rutgers was also unable to force as many corners as Georgetown was, giving them a serious disadvantage in play making and setup. 

On the defensive side, Rutgers gave up too many corners and too many shots. Georgetown was able to release 15 shots with six of them landing on goal. Bodmer saved four of the six, but the pressure from Georgetown was too close for comfort and eventually Rutgers broke down. 

It was a long and extremely hot day for both teams, with temperatures reaching up to 92 degrees. However, at the end of the day both the Hoyas and the Scarlet Knights had to play in the conditions and Georgetown looked and played better. The No. 16 ranked Hoyas continued to show why they are a Top 20 team.

Georgetown moves to 4-0-1 overall, while Rutgers drops to 2-2-2 on the year. Sitting at .500 can the Scarlet Knights turn it around with two games left before Big Ten play? I guess we will have to wait and see.

Team Statistics

  RUT Hoyas
Goals 0 2
Shots 8 15
Shots on Goal 5 6
Saves 4 5
Corners 3 9
Offsides 1 0
Fouls 7 8

Rutgers Women’s Soccer Next Game

  • Date and Time: September 7th at 6:00 p.m. EST 
  • VS: Providence
  • Location: Yurcak Field
  • Watch: B1G+